July, 1926, Saturday 24

Got on better with Variations. – It is strange that there is little air here, but the place lies in a low wooded valley. I was awake for 2 hrs last night, very unusual with me. Of course, it had to rain again to-day, and…

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July, 1926, Monday 26

Went to nine Mass again, and found the altar boys as bad as ever. They shout the whole time and since there are 8 of them there it is rather hard to say one’s prayers in peace. – A few days ago I told Mám…

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August, 1926, Thursday 12

Was worse again this morning with biliousness. Had a lovely bathe in our cove. Miss O’Brien and I had a swimming race, and I won. After dinner it began to drizzle so we sat in the cave and read. Tide was too far out for…

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